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Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

The tower will be part of the Hudson Yards mixed-use development currently under construction on the west side of Manhattan, close to where the High Line intersects with the Hudson Boulevard Park. With a flexible layout that is intended to encourage the

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NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

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Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve the waterfront community, which is booming with new residential and

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with feng shui

5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with feng shui

The Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) falls on Sunday, February 10 this year, and whether you traditionally celebrate the holiday or not, it’s a great opportunity to add some balance to your life. We’re of course talking about feng shui, the Chinese system

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Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street Bathhouse. Built in the 1930s in the Beaux-arts style, these public had a

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BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

Located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and E 149th St., the eye-catching 43,000-square-foot 40th Precinct Station resembles a stack of staggered bricks, which BIG says references “the rusticated bases of early NYC Police Stations.” The solid be

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BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Headquarters has a new office thanks to New York-based HLW International architects. Using reclaimed wood, the offices are a loft like airy office. Using the reclaimed wood planks, polished concrete, and steel materials, the result is an amazingly

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It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

For as long as people have invited cats into their homes, furniture has been destroyed, drapery has been shredded, and the occasional pointy claw has made contact with tender human flesh. But their soft fur and soothing purr keep cats near the top of of

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Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

This year is the 17th edition of the the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 hasbeen committed to offering
emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging
each year’s winners to develop

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Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny living doesn’t necessarily have to mean cramped and uncomfortable. This beautiful and airy studio, found by 6sqft, makes up for its small living area with two unheard of amenities- a sun room AND a yard. Just a stone’s throw from Union Square,

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

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Related:Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

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Via Curbed NY

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program – called the Daily Scoop – is led by Lean and Green Kids and involves almost 300 schools in California, Colorado, and New By

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New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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Via Next City

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2’s elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and scuba rescues. To help Company 2 mimic those rescue scenarios, Studio

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Massive Flash Factory night club built from salvaged materials opens tonight

Massive Flash Factory night club built from salvaged materials opens tonight

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Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Related: Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

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Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

“He is doing really well,” said Mike Stura, 49, the owner of the sprawling 230-acre sanctuary in Wantage, who brought Freddie to New Jersey on Friday.
“The first day he was anxious to be here, but every day he is getting more and more calm and he

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New renderings unveiled for BIG’s twisty High Line towers

New renderings unveiled for BIG’s twisty High Line towers

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction

Via The New Yorker

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New York’s first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York’s first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state’s first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase agreement with SolarCity will provide the installation of a solar to a

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Confined Manhattan apartment artfully transformed into an airy loft

Confined Manhattan apartment artfully transformed into an airy loft

100% recycled black paperstone

Related: 6 Clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

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Via Design Milk

Photography by Matthew Chua and Vincent Chin Photography.

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Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

While most New Yorkers were snuggled up on the couch watching Netflix during the recent blizzard, some put their entreprenurial minds to work. Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his roommates went out in the cold to build an igloo only to put it up

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Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

A new temporary pavilion made from upcycled wire hangers will adorn Governors Island for the summer season of 2016. Designed by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur), Hanger Barn was chosen as the winner of the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Sponsored

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SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

Located between the Penn Station complex and the gateway to the Hudson Yards district, Manhattan West comprises two full city blocks bound between Ninth and Tenth Avenues as well as West 31st and West 33rd Streets. The focal point of the development be

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See which buildings in your ‘hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

See which buildings in your ‘hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

Web developer Jill Hubley is on a mission to inform us all with her interactive maps. First, she created a crazy interactive map of the location of each NYC tree species and now, she’s putting NYC buildings on blast by telling us which cause the most

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Aspiring chef lives in a 100-square-foot NYC apartment with no kitchen or windows

Aspiring chef lives in a 100-square-foot NYC apartment with no kitchen or windows

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic horse-drawn carriages, promising they would get the axe on “Day of In

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‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

Related: Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

The Post quotes Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal as saying that “No landlord should be allowed to tell a child that they are not able to walk through the same 6

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NYC to receive $176 million in federal funding for storm protection infrastructure

NYC to receive $176 million in federal funding for storm protection infrastructure

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Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/re-fashionyc.shtml

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3D-printed skeleton of world’s largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

3D-printed skeleton of world’s largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

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“This animal is so new it doesn’t even have an official species name yet,” said Mark Norell, chairman and Macaulay Curator at the natural history museum.

“Titanosaur fossils have been unearthed on every continent, and an abundance of in

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

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Via World Architecture News

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

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The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more than 130,000 gallons of water a day. The project is a joint venture

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WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork’s 110 Wall Street location is already packed with seven floors of their signature innovative coworking spaces, packed with chic furniture, free coffee and a communal atmosphere. Topping their rentable office are now 45 apartments, completely in

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables permanently to the park as well as other measures that are aimed at

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Sophisticated Nolitan Hotel is filled with design touches that reflect NoLiTa’s local charm

Sophisticated Nolitan Hotel is filled with design touches that reflect NoLiTa’s local charm

Located at the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets, the bifurcated building has an eastern and western volume that is contingent to the neighborhood scale. The eastern portion features a puzzle like composition of channel glass and black terra-cotta

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes. Pratt Industries, who specializes in recycled paper and packaging, has a

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Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Related: Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

Via The Guardian

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Image via Jill Hubley website

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

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“The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a gift that keeps giving.” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “It brings joy to people during the holiday season, which continues as it becomes part of a Habitat NBC

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